Chapters of Erast Fandorin series pdf
Chapter 1: “The Winter Queen”
– Erast Fandorin, a rookie detective, is assigned to investigate the mysterious suicide of influential businessman Pyotr Rachkovsky.
– Fandorin discovers a connection between the suicide and the beautiful femme fatale, Lisa.
– Fandorin uncovers a secret society, the 1870s Russian nihilists, their plans, and attempts to disrupt their activities.
Chapter 2: “The Turkish Gambit”
– Fandorin is sent to the Turkish front during the Russo-Turkish War.
– He befriends the Turkish general Ismail Bei and assists him in uncovering a spy within his ranks.
– Fandorin uncovers a plot by Russian officials to manipulate the outcome of the war for personal gain.
Chapter 3: “Murder on the Leviathan”
– Fandorin is aboard the luxurious ocean liner Leviathan when a French aristocrat is found murdered.
– He joins forces with French detective Gustave Gauche to solve the murder.
– Fandorin unravels multiple suspects, false leads, and political intrigue, ultimately revealing the true culprit.
Chapter 4: “The Death of Achilles”
– Fandorin investigates the suspicious death of famous actor and dandy, Yegor Mironovich Sokolov.
– He discovers a series of interconnected murders within the Russian intelligentsia, all linked to a secret society.
– Fandorin uncovers a conspiracy to undermine the government and prevent the modernization of Russia.
Chapter 5: “Special Assignments”
– Fandorin tackles various cases as a special investigator for Tsar Nicholas II.
– He solves a murder involving a stolen Fabergé egg, uncovers corruption in a government ministry, and foils an anarchist plot to assassinate the Tsar.
– Fandorin successfully balances his loyalty to the Tsar with his pursuit of justice.
Chapter 6: “The State Counsellor”
– Fandorin, now a State Counsellor, investigates the suspicious death of his former colleague, General Sobolev.
– He uncovers a vast conspiracy involving high-ranking officials, foreign powers, and an elaborate plan to manipulate Russia’s political future.
– Fandorin risks everything to expose the truth and protect his country.
Erast Fandorin series summary